The last of Montcalm County District Court’s clerk 1 positions have been reclassified to clerk 2 in an attempt to attract and retain quality employees to deal with the ever-changing needs of the court system.
District Court Judge Adam Eggleston and Magistrate Brian Wagner appeared before the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on April 10 to request that a vacant court clerk position be reclassified from earning $13.50 per hour to $16.52 per hour.
A Montcalm County judge for the second time dismissed a lawsuit filed against Maple Valley Township and its supervisor.
As previously reported in Monday’s Daily News, Steven Davis of Vestaburg initially filed a small claims complaint against Maple Valley Township Supervisor Dan Boes of Coral on Dec. 20, 2022, in Montcalm County District Court, saying Boes “took property purchased from Maple Valley Township without notice of permission” on Dec. 4, 2022.
A man has filed a lawsuit against the Maple Valley Township Board in relation to a Trufant building he says he purchased from the township.
Steven Davis of Vestaburg initially filed a complaint against Maple Valley Township Supervisor Dan Boes of Coral on Dec. 20, 2022, in Montcalm County District Court, saying Boes “took property purchased from Maple Valley Township without notice of permission” on Dec. 4, 2022.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted on Monday to approve the 2023 budget, including the addition of a new District Court deputy clerk, but removing the planned promotion of the Animal Control officer to director.
Commissioners unanimously voted (with Commissioner Jeremy Miller of Greenville absent) to approve the proposed fiscal year budget after holding a public hearing on the topic at which no public comment was offered.
When it came to two requests involving Montcalm County District Court, one was unanimously recommended for advancement, while one caused commissioners to split.
District Court Administrator/Attorney Magistrate Jason Evans and Deputy Court Administrator/Magistrate/Chief Probation Officer Brandon Olejnik appeared at the Aug. 8 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting to ask commissioners for permission to hire a new probation officer and a new deputy clerk II.
Montcalm County District Court is offering an amnesty program now through May 31 regarding bench warrants to individuals who have outstanding fines and costs associated with criminal or civil complaints.
The amnesty is only offered to those who have already been sentenced or have outstanding civil infractions and have outstanding fines and costs and now have bench warrants for failing to pay. On any other matter pending in District Court, amnesty is at the court’s discretion.